Foundational Sponsors

Title Sponsors

Technology Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

PIVOT Case Sponsor

PIVOT Workshop Sponsors

Community Sponsors

Beedie School of Business

Foundational Sponsor

Since the creation of Canada’s first Executive MBA in 1968, the Beedie School of Business has championed lifelong learning, productive change and the need to be innovative as we deliver research and teaching that makes an impact. We are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and have received the EQUIS Quality award from the European Federation for Management Development (EFMD). AACSB and EFMD are globally recognized accrediting agencies for business schools. Less than 1% of business schools worldwide have earned both of these accreditations.

Undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. programs demonstrate a spirit of innovation, flexibility and relevance.  Supported by extensive partnerships with public, private and not-for-profit organizations, our goal is to produce broadly educated, enterprising and socially responsible managers capable of making lasting contributions to their communities.

The Beedie School of Business operates on all three SFU campuses, with:

  • over 3,800 undergraduate (BBA students) in Burnaby and Surrey
  • over 700 MBA and graduate students at the Segal Graduate School and at the Surrey Campus
  • non-credit programs at the director, executive and management-levels
  • a thriving Ph.D.program


Foundational Sponsor

The CIO Association of Canada (CIOCAN) grows IT leaders, speaks with one voice on issues facing CIOs, CISOs and Senior IT Leaders, and builds a vendor-neutral community for safe exchange of ideas and best practices.

CIOCAN provides the forum for networking with hundreds of IT Leaders from across Canada, to engage in meaningful conversations about our collective challenges, opportunities and strategies. Our members, some of the best and brightest technology leaders, are creating amazing innovations all across the country driving real top and bottom line value. Our formal and informal professional development programs help our members improve their leadership skills and prepare them for service on boards of directors.

Sierra Wireless

Title Sponsor

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) is building the Internet of Things with intelligent wireless solutions that empower organizations to innovate in the connected world. Customers Start with Sierra because we offer the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of 2G, 3G and 4G embedded modules and gateways, seamlessly integrated with our secure cloud and connectivity services. OEMs and enterprises worldwide trust our innovative solutions to get their connected products and services to market faster. Sierra Wireless has more than 1,100 employees globally and operates R&D centers in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit

Bitcoin Gold

Title Sponsor

The Bitcoin Gold Organization is an international group of over twenty people working to support Bitcoin Gold in particular and the Bitcoin ecosystem as a whole. The Board which leads the organization includes all six co-founders of the Bitcoin Gold cryptocurrency project. In order to responsibly ensure this project’s long-term success, current and future operations are funded by an endowment of Bitcoin Gold (BTG) that is securely held in multi-signature, time-locked wallets.

Bitcoin Gold is a community-driven, open-source project that has created a new branch of the Bitcoin blockchain, one that retains all of Bitcoin’s essential features while also serving as a real-world platform for innovation. This new cryptocurrency, launched in November of 2017, is functionally equivalent to Bitcoin in all regards except in that the algorithm used for mining prevents the use of specialty ASIC mining hardware, and allows individuals and small companies to mine profitably using off-the-shelf consumer hardware (graphics cards).

The ecosystem supporting Bitcoin Gold includes the top hardware wallets, multiple software wallets and online services, trading in over 60 markets on more than 30 international exchanges, and continues to grow rapidly.


Title Sponsor

At Beedie, we build opportunities. For homeowners, for businesses, and for communities. Whether we’re creating an inclusive collection of homes or a new industrial business park, we blend innovation and careful craftsmanship to bring new possibilities to life.

And we’ve been doing it for a long time. Founded in 1954, we have steadily grown over the past six decades to become the largest private industrial land owner, developer and property manager in Western Canada. During that time, we’ve developed more than 21 million square feet of industrial space for businesses, built master-planned communities with meaningful benefits to residents, and amassed a 10 million square foot industrial portfolio. Our integrated structure allows us to oversee all aspects of development, providing a unique ability to infuse every phase of our projects with an exceptional focus on quality, safety and dynamic design.

While we’re inspired every day by the scale and scope of our work, we’ve even more proud of the positive impact we have on our communities. We understand that our work has meaning that goes beyond just the people who live or work in our buildings, and with a thoughtful vision, we can build real, lasting value.


Silver Sponsor

The Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation is the federal Crown corporation that protects Canadians’ eligible bank deposits in the event that one of our members were to fail. We protect several types of deposit accounts (including TFSAs, RRSPs, savings accounts, joint accounts, etc.) up to $100,000 per category at each of over 80 member financial institutions. But not everything is covered. For example, mutual funds, stocks and bonds are not eligible for deposit protection. To see if your bank is a member, or to find out more about what is and isn’t covered by CDIC, please visit our website at

Tundra Technical Solutions

Silver Sponsor

Tundra Technical Solutions is a global provider of innovative staffing solutions and services. Tundra was formed with a simple idea ‘Go Beyond’, to challenge conventional practices while redefining our clients’ expectations. Tundra has grown quickly since opening our doors in 2004; today Tundra operates offices across North America, Europe and Asia and is actively working with the top contract and full-time talent across the globe.


Silver Sponsor

Founded in Canada in 1976, CGI is the fifth largest independent IT and business consulting services firm in the world. With approximately 71,000 professionals worldwide, CGI delivers an end-to-end portfolio of high-end IT and business consulting services, systems integration and IT and business process outsourcing services. CGI’s client proximity model, best-fit global delivery network, and intellectual property solutions help clients accelerate results and digitally transform their organizations. With annual revenue of C$10.8 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB).

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Silver Sponsor

The Simon Fraser Student Society is a student-led organization that represents and advocates for the interests of the 25,000+ undergraduate students at SFU. We are your not-for-profit support network and voice at SFU and provide services and support to make your student life better.

We support. We provide. We enhance.

The SFSS is governed by a student-elected Board of Directors that is elected every spring semester. They are advised by Council, a body representing every faculty and department student union across all three SFU campuses. The indispensable SFSS permanent and student staff support our activities with front-line services and behind-the-scenes.

Mission Statement: The Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS) exists to improve the health and wellbeing, academic conditions, social experience, and financial conditions of our members.

David Suzuki Foundation

PIVOT Case Sponsor

We are interconnected with nature, and with each other. What we do to the planet and its living creatures, we do to ourselves.

This is the fundamental truth guiding our work at the David Suzuki Foundation.

Founded in 1990, the David Suzuki Foundation is a national, bilingual non-profit organization headquartered in Vancouver, with offices in Toronto and Montreal.

Through evidence-based research, education and policy analysis, we work to conserve and protect the natural environment, and help create a sustainable Canada. We regularly collaborate with non-profit and community organizations, all levels of government, businesses and individuals.


PIVOT Workshop Sponsor

At BCLC, our focus is our players. We demonstrate this through innovation, fostering strategic partnerships, community outreach, encouraging responsible gambling, and creating exceptional entertainment experiences. Add a workforce of people who care passionately about what they do and where they work and you can see why we’re confident in a great future where our mission and promise reflect everything we do.

Traction on Demand

PIVOT Workshop Sponsor

We are driven by doing good for our customers, employees and community.

We are masters of simplifying process and creating time and capacity through the use of technology. Our Mission is to create a people focused, employee-first, business revolution. Our Vision is to be known as the best Salesforce partner on the planet.

We understand that the people who hire Traction are putting their trust in our ability to deliver. Our goal is to exceed expectations. We measure our success by yours.